Framebuilders - Advice please re touching up clearcoat on C&V carbon?
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I decided to rebuild my 1989 Look KG96. And since I have it stripped to the frame, I thought I would take a more methodical shot at touching up the places where the clearcoat has bubbled or worn off.
In the past, I have used clear fingernail polish with mixed results. Sometimes it's ok, sometimes it becomes cloudy and chips off.
I would very much appreciate your advice about both substance and process.
04-28-12, 09:16 PM
Anything you do short of using real paint, the right equipment, and luck on color matching, will always look like a touch up. And it's easy to make it look worse. I believe a bicycle should be painted, used, chipped, and touched up with nail polish until it's time for a full strip and repaint. I would continue to use nail polish as you've done unless you have a paint booth, an airbrush, and proper paint. I think that bike looks fine from the photo. Has character.
04-29-12, 01:57 AM
Try clear crazy glue, you can flow it on, or you can wipe it very quickly, land, swipe take off, leaving just a breath, repeat.
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